There are Aruba flights from many major airline hubs which make it most convenient and a popular way to travel to this beautiful island.
All Aruba flights (private or commercial) land at Queen (Reina) Beatrix International Airport. Although it is a small airport compared to some,
it is large enough to accommodate Boeing 747 jets and two and a half
million passengers each year. At the end of 2000, Aruba expanded its
airport services making it a first-rate location for tourist flights. It is
known for the efficiency of its Immigration and Customs desks. It
is a clean, modern facility.
Many Aruba hotels and airlines offer excellent deals during the low season, and mid season. But, with a little research on the internet, you can find discount airfare to Aruba even in the popular season.
Booking Aruba flights is easy and moderately inexpensive, especially if you live on the east coast of the U.S. You can find deals on cheap airfares from Boston (American Airlines flies daily to Aruba except Wednesday), and Atlanta, GA. (Delta Airlines has daily Aruba flights, and two on Saturdays).
You can also find other direct flights to Aruba from New York, NY and Charlotte, NC.
American Airlines schedules flights from New York, Boston, Miami and San Juan. Other major carriers from the US include United (with flights from Chicago and Washington/Dulles), US Airways (From Boston, Philadelphia, and Charlotte), Continental (from Newark, and Houston Intercontinental), Delta (in Atlanta), and JetBlue Airways (New York's JFK, and Boston).
Aruba does not have it's own airline.
First Choice Airways flies charter flights from the London and Manchester in the UK, and KLM flights to Amsterdam connect to most of the rest of Europe. Avianca and Aires connect Aruba to Colombia.
Chartered fights are fairly common to Aruba, especially during the high season (December – April). However nearly all commercial airlines can get you there, and many offer cheap airfare to the island. Many hotels and airlines offer excellent deals during the low season, and mid season. But, with a little research on the internet, you can find discount airfare to Aruba even in the popular season.
As of December 2009, AirTran will start with the direct weekly scheduled fligths between Beatrix Reina airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
As of February 2010 there will also be flights to Aruba from Orlando International Airport.
The Aruba Airport Authority (AAA) confirmed that AirTran Airways has received official permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to carry out weekly scheduled flights between Atlanta as well as Orlando and Aruba.
In 2007, new inter-island flights have made it easier to island-hop between the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). Click to read more on flights between the ABC Islands.